Bollywood’s golden couple are mere days away from jetting into Dubai to meet and greet fans as they embark on a blitzkrieg of promotions for their upcoming romantic drama, ‘Dilwale’.
Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol, who will reunite on-screen after five years, will be joined by co-stars Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon as the quartet plan a 48-hour marathon of public events and private galas that will overlap with the 12th edition of the Dubai International Film Festival (Diff).
Also joining the starry cast in Dubai will be film director Rohit Shetty.
Fans of superstar King Khan will get plenty of opportunities to catch him and his co-stars live in Dubai when they jet in during the morning hours on December 12.
Organisers have planned two separate public events across 48 hours, with Shah Rukh, Kajol and the rest of the gang also making way to the recently opened Apple Store in the Mall of the Emirates.
Here are the trip details as revealed by Emirates 24|7.
12 Dec – Dubai Private Jet Terminal @ 5:30 am
If you fancy yourself a true blue fan of King Khan and can manage to drag yourself out of bed in the wee hours of the morning, then the airport may be your first chance to catch Shah Rukh and Co live as they make way to the emirate.
Well-placed sources in India confirm the stars will be landing at the private jet terminal in Dubai on Saturday morning, around 5.30am, before Khan and Co will make way to their hotel for a host of events over the following two days.
At high noon, the quartet will address the media before heading at 5pm for the first of two public events at the Arabian Centre mall.
12 Dec – Arabian Centre Mall @ 5:00 pm
Fans who want to see Shah Rukh, Kajol and gang are advised to reach the venue by 4.30pm to avoid traffic jams and expected frenzy.
The stars will address the crowds and probably groove to a few tunes before making way for an invite-only gala dinner before heading to the DIFF Filmfare ME event at the Madinat Jumeirah.
12 Dec – DIFF Filmfare ME Event, Madinat Jumeirah @ 8:00 pm
Those who can’t make it to Arabian Centre can make way to the film festival to catch their favourite icons.
DIFF, which has collaborated with Filmfare Middle East magazine, will felicitate five iconic personalities across the movie and music industry, including Shah Rukh and Kajol.
Other stars include Fawad Khan, South Indian superstar Nivin Pauly, singer Bappi Lahiri and acclaimed Emirati director Ali F Mostafa will be felicitated on the evening.
13 Dec – Apple Store, Mall of Emirates @ 2:00 pm
The four stars will make their presence felt when they visit the flagship Apple Store in Mall of the Emirates around 2pm. Brace yourself, along with your iPhones, as this one’s going to be a full house we are sure.
13 Dec – Vox Cinemas, Mall of Emirates @ 2:30 pm
Following the Apple store visit where the stars will address fans and pose for the paparazzi, they will walk over – with the help of their posse of bodyguards – to Vox Cinemas an hour later to meet and greet fans and perhaps reveal a few tidbits about ‘Dilwale’, which releases across UAE screens on December 17.
Vox Cinemas is also running a Facebook contest where 2 lucky winners can meet SRK and Kajol.
‘Dilwale’ also stars Varun Sharma, Vinod Khanna, Kabir Bedi, Johnny Lever, Boman Irani and Sanjay Mishra. The film is produced by Red Chillies Entertainment in association with Rohit Shetty Productions.